Loblaws' plastic nightmare

The overpackaging of fruit, vegetables and meat needlessly contributes to the plastics crisis.

Tell grocery giants Loblaws, Metro and Sobeys to eliminate plastic packaging for fruits, vegetables, meat and fish.

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Grocery giants Loblaws, Metro and Sobeys suffocate apples and green beans, meat and fish in plastic. It's hard to avoid filling our grocery carts with harmful plastics.

And the plastic ends up in landfills and polluting our oceans.

Bags that suffocate seabirds, microplastics that season our favourite dishes - it’s an unnecessary price to pay for fresh food.

Already, many supermarkets in Europe have already eliminated plastic from the packaging of their products. Alternatives exist. Grocery stores are starting to change their approach, but they need to kick their ecological transition into high gear.

A strong outcry right now will force these grocery giants to speed up their transition away from plastic and save our oceans from the plastic scourge.

Tell... Loblaws, Metro and Sobeys to stop selling fresh food over-wrapped in plastic.

It's time for the grocery giants to wake up: they have easy access to alternative packaging and can make an eco-friendly transition without plastic.

Plastics are invading every area of our lives. Microplastics have been found in oysters, in the stomachs of beluga whales in the Arctic, and even in rain and snow.

But you and I can stop this by getting plastics off our fresh food.

Demand that Loblaws, Metro and Sobeys stop selling overpackaged products.

Canadian grocery stores are contributing to the global plastics crisis.

But SumOfUs members like you are changing the way businesses and government view the use of plastic. Thanks to you, last June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised legislation to introduce a ban on harmful single-use plastics.

But we can't wait for government action -- we need corporations like Loblaws, Sobeys and Metro to take action now.

Let's call on the major food chains to do their part now by phasing harmful plastics out of their packaging.

Sign the petition

Thanks for all that you do,
Luca and Amelia and the team at SumOfUs

More information:

Canada to ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible for plastic waste. Government of Canada. October 6th, 2019.
A plateful of plastic: Visualizing the microplastic we consume. Reuters. December 30th, 2019.

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